Often we get questions from customers about mechanical watches. Generally, they’d like to understand the difference between mechanical self-winding watches and hand-winding watches. Here, we explain the difference in simple terms…
A mechanical watch is made of hundreds of tiny parts that work together without using batteries (as in quartz watches) or without use of solar […]
Just like your car needs regular maintenance, so, too, does your fine mechanical watch. Let’s face it, it is comprised of hundreds of tiny mechanical parts, as well as lubricants that — if they get old, dry or sticky — can affect the way your watch performs.
How often a watch should be serviced is the […]
College graduations are in full swing and Father’s Day is around the corner, so it’s time to give thought to the perfect gift for your brilliant son, top-notch father or wonderful husband. We have the answer: a gift of time in the form of a watch on the wrist.
Today, time is omnipresent on our cell […]
Many of us lead adventurous, active lifestyles alongside our work lives. That’s why we know that sometimes, you need a sleek, dependable watch that can hold up outside the boardroom. Luxury doesn’t have to mean fragile. Here, we’ll go over the best durable, luxury watch options for those with active lifestyles. From the marathon-running executive […]
It is the biggest luxury jewelry and watch show of the year: Baselworld. The show recently closed its doors after a six-day event that proved highly successful. Retailers, consumer and journalists from around the world converged on Baselworld to see the newest, latest and greatest timepieces make their debuts. In most cases, these watches were […]
The Baselworld Fair just opened, and already we are seeing key trends emerge, including an emphasize on interchangeable watch straps, the introduction of new materials and a general downsizing of case sizes for men and women.
Interchangeability and versatility. As witnessed already at SIHH, watch brands are recognizing that consumers today like choice. As such, we […]
Happy Chinese New Year! This Friday, February 16, marks the start of the Year of the Dog, the 11th sign in the Chinese Zodiac. To mark this momentous occasion, the master artisans at Breguet and Panerai have created limited-edition dog-themed watches.
The dog embodies certain important traits that include loyalty, bravery, honesty and devoted attention. The […]
Congratulations to Gary Oldman! Golden Globes winner in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama,” for his portrayal as Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
To help complete the actor’s portrayal of the legendary British Prime Minister, Breguet created a replica of his iconic pocket watch – the Breguet […]
There is definitely truth in the statement, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” That’s why watchmakers offer so many variations on diamond timepieces. The gemstones appear in many forms, from the subtly understated to the fully embellished. Diamond watches can be found at any price range — thanks to the variety of diamonds used in […]
When we show a mechanical watch to connoisseurs, they often ask, “How much power reserve does it have?” What we in America call Power Reserve, the Swiss refer to as “Reserve de Marche,” and we want to explain what it means and how a watch is endowed with power.
Essentially, when a mechanical watch is fully […]